Verses where 'worthy' has been added or removed from the NIV1984

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The word 'Worthy' occurs the same number of times in the NIV2011 as in the NIV1984 (49 times). The word 'Worthy' was removed in 2 verses, and added in 2 verses.

Below you will find all the verses where 'Worthy' was added or removed from a verse in the NIV1984 to make the NIV2011. If the word was moved around (for example if the grammar was changed) in the verse it will not be listed below, this page only lists where words have been added or removed.

Statistics for these verses

OutcomeNum versesPercent
Uses TNIV text375.0%
New text in NIV2011125.0%

Please note: The above statistics are compiled at the level of the entire verse text, not the word level.

Verses where Worthy was removed

Proverbs 8:6

OutcomeUses TNIV text
BHSשִׁ֭מְעוּ כִּֽי־ נְגִידִ֣ים אֲדַבֵּ֑ר וּמִפְתַּ֥ח שְׂ֝פָתַ֗י מֵישָׁרִֽים׃
NIV1984Listen, for I have worthy things to say; I open my lips to speak what is right.
TNIVListen, for I have trustworthy things to say; I open my lips to speak what is right.
NIV2011Listen, for I have trustworthy things to say; I open my lips to speak what is right.
Compared to NIV1984Listen, for I have worthytrustworthy things to say; I open my lips to speak what is right.
Compared to TNIVListen, for I have trustworthy things to say; I open my lips to speak what is right.

3 John 1:6

OutcomeNew text in NIV2011
SBLGNTοἳ ἐμαρτύρησάν σου τῇ ἀγάπῃ ἐνώπιον ἐκκλησίας, οὓς καλῶς ποιήσεις προπέμψας ἀξίως τοῦ θεοῦ·
NIV1984They have told the church about your love. You will do well to send them on their way in a manner worthy of God.
TNIVThey have told the church about your love. You will do well to send them on their way in a manner worthy of God.
NIV2011They have told the church about your love. Please send them on their way in a manner that honors God.
Compared to NIV1984They have told the church about your love. YouPlease will do well to send them on their way in a manner worthythat ofhonors God.
Compared to TNIVThey have told the church about your love. YouPlease will do well to send them on their way in a manner worthythat ofhonors God.

Verses where Worthy was added

Matthew 3:11

OutcomeUses TNIV text
SBLGNTἘγὼ μὲν ⸂ὑμᾶς βαπτίζω⸃ ἐν ὕδατι εἰς μετάνοιαν· ὁ δὲ ὀπίσω μου ἐρχόμενος ἰσχυρότερός μού ἐστιν, οὗ οὐκ εἰμὶ ἱκανὸς τὰ ὑποδήματα βαστάσαι· αὐτὸς ὑμᾶς βαπτίσει ἐν πνεύματι ἁγίῳ ⸂καὶ πυρί⸃·
SBLGNT apparatusὑμᾶς βαπτίζω WH Treg NIV ] βαπτίζω ὑμᾶς RP • καὶ πυρί WH Treg NIV ] – RP
NIV1984"I baptize you with water for repentance. But after me will come one who is more powerful than I, whose sandals I am not fit to carry. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and with fire.
TNIV"I baptize you with water for repentance. But after me comes one who is more powerful than I, whose sandals I am not worthy to carry. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire.
NIV2011"I baptize you with water for repentance. But after me comes one who is more powerful than I, whose sandals I am not worthy to carry. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire.
Compared to NIV1984"I baptize you with water for repentance. But after me willcomes come one who is more powerful than I, whose sandals I am not fitworthy to carry. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and with fire.
Compared to TNIV"I baptize you with water for repentance. But after me comes one who is more powerful than I, whose sandals I am not worthy to carry. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire.

1 Timothy 3:4

OutcomeUses TNIV text
SBLGNTτοῦ ἰδίου οἴκου καλῶς προϊστάμενον, τέκνα ἔχοντα ἐν ὑποταγῇ μετὰ πάσης σεμνότητος·
NIV1984He must manage his own family well and see that his children obey him with proper respect.
TNIVHe must manage his own family well and see that his children obey him, and he must do so in a manner worthy of full respect.
NIV2011He must manage his own family well and see that his children obey him, and he must do so in a manner worthy of full respect.
Compared to NIV1984He must manage his own family well and see that his children obey him, and withhe propermust do so in a manner worthy of full respect.
Compared to TNIVHe must manage his own family well and see that his children obey him, and he must do so in a manner worthy of full respect.


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